Enjoy a delicious English afternoon tea at one of these New York City tea rooms, whether you are looking for a special way to spend an afternoon or have a bigger celebration in mind.
Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel
If you're looking for a classic afternoon tea experience, you might find just what you're looking for at the Palm Court at the Plaza Hotel. There are several options for afternoon tea at the plaza, including The Classic, The New Yorker, Champagne Tea, and Eloise Tea (particularly suited to the younger set.)
Housed in the elegant Inn at Irving Place, Lady Mendl's tea salon seeks to recreate the Victorian tea experience. Five-course afternoon tea is served daily at select times. Reservations are recommended and the space is also available for bridal showers, private tea parties, and small weddings.
Tea & Sympathy
A visit to this Greenwich Village tea room will make you feel like you've been transplanted to Britain—and that's just what the owners intended. From fish and chips to bangers and mash, Tea & Sympathy offers an overall taste of Britain, complete with an authentic afternoon tea. Off-site catering is also available.
Alice's Tea Cup is a great child-friendly tea room choice with two separate sit-down locations, plus a to-go venue. Excellent scones, friendly service, and a whimsical design ensure adults will enjoy the experience as well. The menu offers a la carte selections, as well as several afternoon tea service options (available continuously). Children's choices include everything from baby food to after-school snacks and child-friendly sandwiches. Space is also available for private parties.
This Korean tea room creates a relaxing oasis in Manhattan. Creative vegetarian cuisine is served, reflecting a combination of Korean, Asian and Western influences. They offer tea service menus for bridal and baby showers.
Located in the Lowell Hotel, the Pembroke Tea Room offers visitors classic afternoon tea offerings, as well as a children's tea menu if you've got a special little one sharing tea with you.
If you'd like to experience a Japanese-style teahouse, the East Village's Cha-an is the place to go. Cha-an offers hand-whished matcha and traditional Japanese desserts, all consumed in an authentic space that will transport you to Japan.
Bosie Tea Parlor
Located on a quiet street in the West Village, Bosie offers more than 100 loose-leaf teas, served alongside delicate, hand-crafted macarons. An afternoon tea service here includes a delectable tower, filled with tea sandwiches, scones, and other goodies.
Imported directly from London, Bluebird is a chic dining room perched above Manhattan's Columbus Circle. Their afternoon tea includes English breakfast teas, finger sandwiches galore, and sweet treats like sponge cakes and scones—all served with a dramatic view of Central Park West.
The Gallery at the Carlyle
This New York City hangout of the stars serves a sumptuous afternoon tea in a dramatic setting. Enjoy decadent pastries served alongside tea blends such as peppermint and cinnamon spice.